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Why is genetic diversity important in humans?

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Dr. Claudia Mikail
Preventive Medicine 26 years experience
Genetic diversity helps a species adapt to various environmental conditions. Here's more on that: https://www.genome.gov/genetics-glossary/Gene-Pool
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